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August 2020

5 Aug

SQL Server FCI on Shared Disks for SQL Server on virtual machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Shared Disks for SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance (SQL FCI) on Azure IaaS is now in general availability.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
3 Aug

Custom Translator upgrade and Regional data residency

NOW AVAILABLE

Custom Translator team is being upgraded to V2 phase-1 to take advantage of the state-of-the-art neural machine translation (NMT) architecture available in Microsoft Translator. This architecture powers translation for Microsoft services such as Office 365, Teams, Speech Services, Bing.com, and Translator, along with other services. Data residency support is also being enabled to meet corporate data security, data privacy, and regulatory requirements to keep customer data in the Europe region.

  • Translator
  • Services

July 2020

30 Jul

Remote Desktop client for Android now supports Windows Virtual Desktop connections

NOW AVAILABLE

Access Windows Virtual Desktop from the new Remote Desktop client for Android.

  • Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Features
29 Jul

Azure IoT Device Provisioning Service VNET ingress support is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure IoT Device Provisioning Service (DPS) has released general availability support for Virtual Networks (VNET).

  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Features
29 Jul

Azure HDInsight now supports virtual network service endpoint policies

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HDInsight now supports virtual network service endpoint policies, which allow you to filter HDInsight egress virtual network traffic to certain Azure storage accounts.

  • HDInsight
  • Security
28 Jul

Windows Virtual Desktop Azure portal and Microsoft Teams integrations are generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

It’s now easier to deploy and manage Windows Virtual Desktop as well as provide seamless meeting and collaboration experiences through integration with Microsoft Teams.

  • Windows Virtual Desktop
  • Features
24 Jul

SR-IOV availability schedule on NCv3 Virtual Machines SKU

NOW AVAILABLE

View the full schedule, by region, for updates coming to NCv3 Virtual machines.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
24 Jul

SR-IOV availability on InfiniBand-equipped Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

We are upgrading the virtualization technology through which customer VMs can access our high-bandwidth, low-latency InfiniBand network on our RDMA-enabled VM Sizes. By enabling SR-IOV (Single Root I/O Virtualization), customers will be able to use any MPI (Message Passing Interface) implementation or InfiniBand verb set, greatly increasing ability and options for leveraging Infiniband for their workloads

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
21 Jul

Machine Learning services on Azure SQL Managed Instance is in limited preview

IN PREVIEW

Machine Learning Services, a feature of Azure SQL Managed Instance, provides in-database support for R and Python scripts (in limited preview).

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
21 Jul

One- and three- year reserved capacity for Azure DB for PostgreSQL-Hyperscale (Citus)

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for PostgreSQL-Hyperscale (Citus) reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future Hyperscale (Citus) server groups. 

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Features
  • Microsoft Inspire
  • Open Source
  • Pricing & Offerings
21 Jul

New Azure Stack HCI Preview

IN PREVIEW

Integrate hyperconverged infrastructure with Azure and hybrid services to run virtual workloads on-premises.

  • Microsoft Inspire
21 Jul

Updates to Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

HDInsight now fully supports distributions of Apache analytics projects in-house. Plus, in the coming months, we’re launching the next generation of HDInsight with new and improved features.

  • HDInsight
  • Open Source
21 Jul

Now install network virtual appliances directly into an Azure Virtual WAN hub

IN PREVIEW

Several new capabilities for Azure Virtual WAN are now in preview—including the option to install network virtual appliances directly into a virtual WAN hub as an option for SD-WAN connectivity.

  • Virtual WAN
  • Services
9 Jul

Azure Private Link support for Azure Automation is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

You can now use Azure Private Link to securely connect virtual networks to Azure Automation using private endpoints (in preview).

  • Automation
  • Security
  • Services
8 Jul

Create virtual machines from Azure Shared Image Gallery (SIG)

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now enable specialized images from your shared image gallery (SIG) for lab users to create virtual machines.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Features
8 Jul

Azure Machine Learning studio web experience is generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Machine Learning studio web experience is now generally available and bringing new features.

  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Features
8 Jul

Distributed network name for SQL Server on Virtual Machines is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Support for distributed network name (DNN) for SQL Server failover cluster instance (SQL FCI) on Azure IaaS with SQL Server 2019 CU2 and higher is now available.

  • SQL Server on virtual machines
  • Features
7 Jul

Azure Load Balancer support for IP-based backend pool management is in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Load Balancer now supports adding and removing resources from a backend pool via an IPv4 or IPv6 addresses and virtual network ID. This will enable you to easily manage the containers, virtual machines, and virtual machine scale sets associated with their load balancer. It will also allow IP addresses to be reserved as part of a backend pool before the associated resources are created.

  • Load Balancer
  • Features
  • Management
6 Jul

Azure Virtual WAN: Multiple capabilities and new partners now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Today we are announcing the general availability of multiple enhancements in Azure Virtual WAN, including hub-to-hub, custom routing and transit capabilities.

  • Virtual WAN
  • Services
1 Jul

Virtual machine scale sets—Automatic image upgrades for custom images now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Virtual machine scale sets now provide the ability to automatically deploy new versions of custom images to scale set virtual machines.

  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features

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